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CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 12:00am EDT
major industrial country, and we will always remain one. it has fallen to us to say we cannot assume that any longer. unless we act, unless we take difficult, painful decisions, unless we show determination and imagination, britain may not be in the future what it has been in the past. because the truth is this. we are in a global race today. and that means an hour of reckoning for countries like ours. sink or swim. do or decline. to take office at such a moment is a duty and an honor, and we will rise to the challenge. today i am going to set out a serious argument to this country about how we do that. how we compete and thrive in this world, how we can make sure in this century, like the ones before, britain is on the rise. nothing matters more. every battle we fight, every plan we make, every decision we take is to achieve that end -- britain on the rise. though the challenge before us is daunting, i have confidence in our country. why? because britain can deliver. we can do big things. we saw it this summer. the jubilee, the olympics, the paralympics. the best country in the worl
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 9:00pm EDT
., and we will always be grateful for the support you gave us in the weeks and months that followed. it is easy now to forget, but back then people said that nyc's best days were behind us, but we did not accept that. we believe we could build a stronger future and make the tough decisions we knew were necessary to do it. that meant raising taxes and cutting spending. let me tell you, that did not make me the most popular man in new york. but those who confuse popularity with leadership sacrificed progress for power. we see that all too often in politics. fortunately for britain, not with prime minister david cameron. [applause] he understands that if you do what you believe is right, over time, even if people do not support a particular policy they will respect you and will support you. it is like the former mayor of newark city used to say -- if you agree with me on eight out of 12 issues, vote for me. if you agree with me on 12 out of 12, go see a psychiatrist. [laughter] leadership is not about a checklist of issues. it is about taking on big challenges and pushing bold ideas. in th
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